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Image: People march outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge

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Protesters Speak Out After Baton Rouge Police Shooting

Alton Sterling, 37, was confronted by police and shot on Tuesday after someone reported he had threatened someone with a gun outside a store

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Image: Protesters stand on cars as they congregate in Baton Rouge

Protesters stand on cars as they congregate at N. Foster Dr. and Fairfields Ave., the location of the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., on July 6, 2016.

Alton Sterling, 37, was confronted by police and shot on Tuesday after an anonymous caller said he had threatened someone with a gun outside the store, where he was selling homemade CDs, authorities said.

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Image: Shadows fall on a newly painted mural of Alton Sterling

Shadows fall on a newly painted mural of Alton Sterling next to the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge on July 6.

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Image: Protesters block traffic and dance on the hood of a car in Baton Rouge

Protesters block traffic and dance on the hood of a car near the Triple S Food Mart on July 6.

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Image: A brass band marches through the street after a vigil for Alton Sterling

A brass band marches through the street after a vigil for Sterling in Baton Rouge on July 6. In a swift move by authorities to keep tensions from boiling over, the U.S. Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the video-recorded killing of Sterling.

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Image: Sandra Sterling, reacts during a community vigil in memory of her nephew, Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police, at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge

Sandra Sterling reacts during community vigil in memory of her nephew Sterling on July 6, 2016.

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Image: Community members attend a vigil in memory of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police, at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge

Community members attend a vigil in memory Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on July 6.

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Image: Cameron Sterling, son of Alton Sterling, is comforted by hands from the crowd at a vigil

Cameron Sterling, son of Alton Sterling, is comforted by hands from the crowd at a vigil outside the convenience store on July 6, 2016.

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Image: People demonstrate in the street as police cars pass outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge

People demonstrate in the street as police cars pass outside the Triple S convenience store on July 6.

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Image: Stephanie McDee sings a song and protests at a makeshift memorial for Alton Sterling

Stephanie McDee, a local blues singer, sings a song and protests at a makeshift memorial for Alton Sterling, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., on July 6, 2016.

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Image: Messages of condolence are written on a table at a makeshift memorial for Alton Sterling

Messages of condolence are written on a table at a makeshift memorial for Sterling.

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Image: People chant "Black lives matter" outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge

People chant "Black lives matter" outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Sterling was shot and killed outside the store where he was selling CDs Tuesday.

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Image: Children hold signs reading "Black Lives Matter" outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge

Children hold signs reading "Black Lives Matter" outside the Triple S convenience store.

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Image: People march outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge

People march outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La.

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